It’s 9 degrees in Evanston today. Think that’s cold?
Stephen Colbert is not impressed.
From his 2011 Northwestern commencement address:
“Let me ask the alumni here: You ever have classes called because it was a little brisk outside? No! ‘Cause we were wildcats when wildcats were wildcats! For Pete’s sake, it’s called Northwestern because when it was founded this was the Northwest Territories! It’s first graduating class was offered a double major in fur-trapping and frostbite. And my first winter here—this is a true story, you can look it up—I endured what is still the coldest day in Chicago history—January 20, 1985. Negative 27 degrees, negative 83 with the windchill…”